Have you always wanted to start your own vegetable garden at home? Well, you are lucky, because in this article we are going to give you some tips on the easiest vegetables to grow, even if you don’t have a green thumb yet.
So, after a few months of waiting and good care, your plants will grow little by little until you get your first harvest.
Spinach is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals, since it contains iron, vitamin A, potassium, calcium, magnesium. This makes it an excellent ally against cardiovascular problems and helps strengthen our bones. To top it all off, it is very low in calories thanks to its high water content and low carbohydrate content.
Spinach is recommended for sowing in the spring and fall. Plus, this plant doesn’t need much sun, so you can place it in the shadier areas of your garden. Finally, you should always make sure that the soil is moist, as you should not let it dry out. Therefore, remember that you should water it in small amounts of water, but frequently.
You can cook spinach in scrambled eggs and tortillas, include it in salads, prepare it with béchamel sauce. In any way you choose, you can trust that it will be yummy.
If you are a beginner in the world of home gardening, the cucumber is another of the vegetables that you can easily plant at home. The most appropriate season to plant cucumbers is between April and June, as this vegetable needs a warm season with temperatures above 20ºC. On the other hand, you should place them in places in your house where the sun exposure is maximum and where they receive about 10 hours of light per day.
As for watering, cucumbers require a good amount of water, so it is recommended to water them every 2 days. Harvesting takes place between 30 and 70 days after cultivation.
Cucumbers are an excellent source of fiber and B vitamins, which improve the functioning of the nervous system and maintain the structure and function of cell membranes.
Garlic is a food that has a multitude of beneficial properties for our body. Garlic is rich in vitamin B and improves blood circulation. It also helps to reduce cholesterol and detoxify our body. If you don’t want it to repeat itself and complicate your digestion, one trick is to remove the germ from the inside.
If you have decided to grow garlic at home, you will surely be interested to know that the best time to grow it is between the months of October and November and it requires many hours of sunlight. The best way to plant them is to take an unpeeled, hard-textured garlic clove and plant it in the ground (with the thinner tip up). As for the water garlic needs, moderate irrigation is recommended, as it does not require much water.
After harvesting, if you want to keep them longer, it is best to keep them in a cool, dark and well ventilated place.
Carrots are one of the root vegetables that you can plant at home in a simple and convenient way. In addition to the fact that they can be grown all year round, this type of plant thrives in shady areas, so if you have an area of your garden or patio that is less sunny, you can use it to grow carrots.
The most important thing to take into account when growing carrots is the moisture of the soil and constant watering (but never excessive), because it is not advisable that the soil dries out, as this could affect the result of our harvest. Finally, you can plant the onions next to the carrots, because their powerful smell will work as a repellent for the carrot fly, an insect that ends up eating its root. With this vegetable, you can make a multitude of recipes, from creams to salads.
The carrot is a food that you should include in your diet, thanks to its content of beta-carotene, potassium and phosphorus, which makes it a perfect food to eat between meals and recharge your batteries.
You now know the easiest vegetables to plant in your garden. Are you looking for more of these? Come back to check out the second part of our article. Until then, happy gardening!